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Edited by L. OPPENHEIM, M.A., LL.D.
. Membre de l'Institut de Droit International, Whewell Professor of International Law in the University of Cambridge, Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence at Madrid, Corresponding Member of the American Institute of International Law.
THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS
CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DIPLOMACY.
Edited by L. OPPENHEIM, M.A., LL.D., Whewell Professor of International Law in the University of Cambridge.
A GUIDE TO DIPLOMATIC PRACTICE. By the Right Hon. Sir ERNEST SATow, G.C.M.G., LL.D., D.C.L., formerly Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. 2 Volumes. 8vo. 30s. net.
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS AND THIRD STATES. A Monograph. By RoNALD F. RoxBURGH, of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law; formerly Whewell International Law Scholar in the University of Cambridge ; formerly Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge. 8vo. 7s. 6d. net.
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LEAGUE OF NATIONS
L. OPPENHEIM, M.A., LL.D.
Whewell PROFEssor of INTERNATIONAL LAW in the University of CAM Bridgn
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THE three lectures collected in this volume were prepared without any intention of publication. They were delivered for the purpose of drawing attention to the links which connect the proposal for a League of Nations with the past, to the difficulties which stand in the way of the realisation of the proposal, and to some schemes by which these difficulties might be overcome. When it was suggested that the lectures shou'd be brought before the public at large by being issued in book form I hesitated, because I was doubtful whether the academic method natural to a University lecture would be suitable to a wider public. After consideration, however, I came to the conclusion that their publication might be useful, because the lectures attempt to show how the development initiated by the two Hague Peace Conferences could be continued by turning the movement for a League of Nations into the road of progress that these Conferences opened. Professional International lawyers do not share the belief that the outbreak of the World War and its, in many ways, lawless and atrocious conduct have proved the futility of the work of the Hague Conferences. Throughout these anxious years we have upheld the opinion that the progress initiated